A driver in Watford is being hailed a hero for his selfless act during the winter weather this week.
The dash cam of a car driving caught the impressive scene on film and shared it with the world.
A blonde woman wrapped up braved the treacherous pavements to do a spot of Christmas shopping.
Dressed appropriately, the woman wore a thick coat, heavy set boots and walked slowly – but none of that helped her.
Viral video: A woman slipped on the ice in the rough winter weather
Viral video: When the woman slipped, she threw her belongings across the pavement
Her feet went from beneath her and the pedestrian fell over on the ice
Her feet went from beneath her and the pedestrian fell over; her feet slipped out before her and she fell backwards.
On the video you see her catch her head on the pavement and throw her bags out to the side.
The painful scene was witnessed by a stream of cars, all approaching a roundabout.
It’s clear from the video the pavement was just as icey as the road, and visa versa, so dangerous conditions for both road users and pedestrians.
Alas, in something of a Christmas miracle Father Christmas came to the woman’s rescue.
Viral video: The gentleman – dressed as Father Christmas – helped the woman up onto her feet
A black family car came screeching to a halt, sliding on the sea of ice on the road.
Despite coming to a stop between two lanes of traffic – and sliding along the road – the driver jumped out of the car.
Was it the real Father Christmas? Who knows, but the hero gent was dressed in a red santa outfit, hat and all.
He ran over to the woman and helped her up from the pavement.
Stabilising her, he then sets about picking up her belongings from the road – strewn across the place.
As the shell-shocked woman looked on, her hero brushed off the ice and handed her the bags she’d dropped back.
The car filming the incident overtook Father Christmas’s car – thus, the video ends leaving viewers to make up in their head how it ended.
With all this talk of ice and cars, it’s important to know the rules when it comes to de-icing your vehicle and how to avoid a fine.